(No, that’s not the cover; I heard y’all. But it’s a decent placeholder for right now.)
Spent my morning finishing off the rather lengthy process of culling the Teacher Posts from Blog Previous. I had initially thought that Malumba would come in around 75000 words; after the first round– and including nothing from this site, to say nothing of original material, and there probably ought to be some— I’m at 83000 words.
Now, this is just the first cull. There’s going to be a second phase where I decide to eliminate a lot of the stuff I just dumped into Scrivener. And about 1/3 of those 83000 words are “fuck,” so at least some of those probably ought to go. But damn. You may not have noticed, but I tend to talk about teaching a bit around here, and I feel weird letting the book abruptly just stop in 2012, especially since I wasn’t writing much in 2010 and 2011 and so those sections of the book are really sparse.
What I’m getting at is that this book might end up a bit longer than I had initially intended. Which, whatever; the ebook is still gonna cost $4.95 (or maybe less) and I doubt it’ll make a ton of difference in the cost of the print edition. But man. This could be a pretty long book.
(Next step: going through this blog, then figuring out how to organize this mess, then actually editing/rewriting everything. Whee!)